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An Esoteric Look at Death as a  Rite of Passage

Discussing the many different views and aspects of considering Death and Dying

as an Art.

"The trappings of death terrify us more than death itself."  Francis Bacon

"Birth is not a beginning

 Death is not an end"  Chuang-tzu

"There is nothing more vital to human hearts than the question of life and death."     Swami Paramananda

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source: http://www.archaeology.org/0605/abstracts/saqqara.htmlCity of the DeadVolume 59 Number 3,…Continue

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AnubisOther Names: Anpu, Inpu, Ienpw, Imeut (Lord-of-the-Place-of-Embalming).Patron of: mummification, and the dead on their path through the underworld.Appearance: A …Continue

behind the veil of the sands

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Here is where we started so many years agoDeath embraced thee as the eyes closed to the worldWithin the gray of the night the soul was silencedAs above as below the scale measured thy graceYou have…Continue

death and rebirth

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Comment by Nemo on April 5, 2013 at 7:37pm

Comment by Nemo on March 24, 2013 at 7:32pm

A Meditation on The Death Card

All endings are but beginnings in thee , O glorious king

the central sun! May I remember that it is in dying

that I shall awaken to life eternal, and to light sublime.

The night is passing as the day approaches. That which

I have sown in the outer world must die so that by dying it may awaken to new life in the world of my true soul.

That which I have sown is now quickened except it die.

I shall welcome the destruction of all obstacles and

unregenerate forces within my nature

so that I may be reconstructed in God!

Dr. Stephan Hoeller

From

 The Royal Road

Comment by Nemo on March 6, 2013 at 10:06pm

Comment by Nemo on February 17, 2013 at 8:22pm

"...Alike for those who for today prepare,

And those that after a tomorrow stare,

A Muezzin from The Tower of Darkness cries

'Fools! your Reward is neither Here nor There."


From    "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam 

Comment by Nemo on February 17, 2013 at 8:12pm

Comment by Nemo on February 17, 2013 at 8:09pm

Comment by Readlorey on February 3, 2013 at 5:44pm

Death I'm not afraid of for to me it will be a release. Death is just another stage between now and then. now death beyond.

What will bother me is the manner of my death. Long and painful would be awful especially trapped in my body with no way to communicate.

Other than that it will be my ticket to a much over do vacation.

 

Comment by Nemo on February 3, 2013 at 2:56pm

"...And here interposes the Spectre of Death

as it breaks all the partnerships of life and habits

of mutual leaning of furtherance,

to say nothing of the the imaginary hopes it shivers.

I speak not of our own death...what properly we have nothing to do.

It seems the impertinence of folly

to suffer the fear of Death.

My soul advertises me of none.

I can see very well how gloomy is to me the death of others'

but my own I have no more to do with providing myself

with a coffin and sexton.

My call is to live. But whilst I see the rude 

disappointments occasioned by death, they

seem to me made ruder by ourselves.

The imagination makes the largest part:

and indolence the senses and custom find

in the disasters a ready and lasting apology for

duties omitted and faculties rusted

for narrowness and sleep."

Ralph Waldo Emerson   1893

Comment by Nemo on January 23, 2013 at 9:36pm


Mystic
Comment by anki on January 15, 2013 at 11:40pm

hey nemo,

interesting piece about the mirrors.i remmember my grandma covering all mirrors around the house whenever someone passed away. she said other waise the dead will see themselves and get lost.

 
 
 

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